Pakistan-funded projects in Afghanistan to be completed soon: Envoy

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ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (APP): Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, Syed Abrar Hussain on Thursday said Pakistani-funded projects in Afghanistan in the health sector would be completed by the end  of current year.

He stated this during a visit to 300-bed Naib Aminullah Khan
Hospital, being built by Pakistan, at Logar, a message received here from Kabul said.

The Ambassador said Pakistan had built a number of
projects in Afghanistan in the health and education sectors,
including Liaquat Ali Khan University in Balkh, Allama Mohammad Iqbal Faculty in Kabul University, Sir Syed Post Graduate Faculty of Sciences, Nangarhar University, Rehman Baba Hostel and School in Kabul, Nishtar Kidney Centre in Jalalabad, 400-Bed Jinnah Hospital in Kabul, and 300-bed Naib Aminullah Khan Hospital at Logar.

Ambassador Hussain expressed optimism that the projects
would significantly contribute to the social and economic
development of Afghanistan.

Highlighting the importance of the Naib Aminullah Khan
Hospital, he expressed the hope that the hospital would not only  cater to the needs of the people of Logar province but also to the adjacent provinces.

“Similarly, the people of Kabul would also enormously benefit
from the 400-Bed Jinnah Hospital,” he added.

He said both the hospitals would be fully equipped with the
latest technology providing various services to the patients.
The Ambassador also emphasized the need for closer cooperation between the two neighbouring countries, saying that both the  neighbours could benefit a lot from each other in various fields.

He said the destinies of the two brotherly countries were
inter-linked and Pakistan had been endeavouring to work for the promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.

Earlier, the Ambassador visited various sections of the
hospital and reviewed progress of work. He asked the contractors to complete the remaining work before the end of the year.